DMG MORI Partnership
A technology partnership in Europe between FUCHS and DMG MORI, a world-leading manufacturer of metal-cutting machine tools based in Bielefeld proves to be a collaboration with great potential.
The portfolio of the “Global One Company” includes both turning and milling machines and advanced technologies such as Ultrasonic Lasertec and Additive Manufacturing, as well as automation and complete technology solutions. With its APP-based control and operating software CELOS, as well as the DMG MORI technology cycles and power tools, the company is helping to shape Industry 4.0.
The goal of the technology partnership is to jointly develop new lubricant solutions and services for machine tool applications. The plan also includes further progress in the digitization of production processes and condition monitoring of lubricants in machines and plants.
“Use of the correct lubricants is crucial for optimum productivity when machine tools are employed for the intensive machining of components. We are delighted to have found a globally positioned technology partner in FUCHS, and together we want to continue expanding our technology and service excellence,” says Christian Thönes, CEO of DMG MORI AG.
Stefan Fuchs, too is focusing on intensifying the long-term business relationship. “With 14 production plants and 157 sales and service locations in 79 countries, DMG MORI has a high level of technological expertise, capacity for innovation and a global presence. I am convinced that it is not only our two companies, but primarily our customers and users, who will benefit from our partnership.”
“Cooling lubricants for metalworking must be efficient, economical and free of ingredients that are harmful to the environment or health. In the process chains following metalworking, coordinated cleaning solutions and process-compatible, reliable corrosion inhibitors are crucial for production safety and product quality,” says Stefan Knapp, CEO of FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE. “That is why we focus strongly on coordinated lubricant concepts, and together with DMG MORI we shall continue to work on their optimization. The longevity and economy of FUCHS cooling lubricants also reduces operating, maintenance and disposal costs.”
This longevity and stability is also of great importance for the analysis of the cooling lubricant measurement data, which is recorded online and plays an increasingly important role in Production Industry 4.0, which will in future be largely self-organizing. “The relevant FUCHS sales and product management colleagues in Europe prepared themselves for this cooperation at a kick-off meeting in October 2017,” reports Knapp. “At this meeting, we discussed strategies, goals, joint activities and marketing measures, and we are already very excited about the partnership. We are also all proud that DMG MORI, the world market leader in the field of machine tools, has chosen FUCHS as its technology partner. Our colleagues at FUCHS China have been working closely with DMG MORI for several years now and have provided us with valuable support in our preparation for the cooperation.”